A Belly for Twins

Kiki Petrosino wrote one of the most haunting books of poetry I’ve read in a while. It’s called “Witch Wife” and contains many off-set poems, such as the one pictured above. Domesticity and its domesticized discontents. Books have been written about it, and they are good.


Mercy Me

Scene from Roger Reeves’s “King Me,” which won the Whiting Award for poetry. The last line reminds me of the crowds of airport mouths agape below the televised twirl, twirl, twirl of Irma’s bright red skirt. Keep going. Keep going. Anywhere but here.